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Stepping Stones – Full Report

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What is a community Benefit Society

How to Set Up a Community Benefit Society

Community Energy State of the Sector Report 2022. The annual Community Energy State of the Sector survey and report has provided insight into the UK community energy sector since 2017. This report focuses on progress made in 2021, describes how and why the sector is changing, highlights its potential, and provides a strong evidence base to encourage policy-makers and other stakeholders to create a more supportive policy landscape for community energy at local, regional and national level.

Here is a link to the Centre for Sustainable Energy’s Resources page.
They are an independent national charity, that shares our knowledge and experience to help people change the way they think and act on energy.

Their reports and other publications are available to download

This is a new report published by Nottingham University’s Energy Institute.   The report sets out the scope of it’s research across a broad range of disciplines and provides details of various energy initiatives, expertise and contact details:

Ethical Sources of PV Panels: This article has been written by John Halle, Acting Big Solar Co-op CEO. Posted as two blogs on the Big Solar Co-op website, January 2023 and June 2023

Realizing the Potential of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Derwent Valley to Advance the 2030 Agenda

A dissertation written by Manfred Kyenkyehene Osei, University of Nottingham.

This research explores how local communities might play a critical part in securing the long-term future of World Heritage Sites in the Derwent Valley – where the Industrial Revolution has its roots.

Future predictions for climate change in the twenty-first century will have escalating growing impacts on heritage policies and conservation practices, mainly because of the discernible effects of changes that have already been witnessed. The heritage sector in the UK exhibits a lower level of concern about the impact of climate change on heritage sites which slows down efforts to effectively create longer-term mitigation, adaptation and management strategies that consider possible alterations to the factors and mechanisms of degradation at historic sites. This has created doubts on the capacities of  local and regional stakeholders to understand and act on the climate impacts on their outstanding universal value(OUV). And ultimately keep them engaged and informed about their preservation.